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20th June 2018

How to organise the perfect family glamping get-away

A glamping get-away with friends and family can make the ideal get-together to celebrate a big birthday, or just a lovely catch-up. Here’s our top tips to ensure your group glamping experience is perfect.

Plan ahead. Top glamping sites can be booked up many months ahead so make sure you set a date and reserve your treehouse, tepee or shepherd’s hut way in advance (add in online links to all).

Rent a tent. No idea how to set-up a tent? Or, find it too stressful after a long drive to worry about pitching a family tent? Visiting a glamping site means the headache of setting up camp for the night has been taken care for you. Glamping is a wonderful experience and you also don’t have to spend thousands on camping kit. Choose anything from bell tents to safari-style lodge tents (add in online links) you’ll have a truly unique experience and will save hundreds on buying your own kit that you may never use again.

Get organised. If you’re going in a group, decide who’s cooking, and who’s bringing what food. It’s pointless bringing lots of different things when you can all tuck into one hearty pot of food or fresh meats on the BBQ.

Going offline? Glamping is all about getting away from it all and being at one with nature, of course with lots of creature comforts around! So, have a discussion with your friends and decide if you’re going to go offline on your glamping trip. This will mean kids iPads stay in the car until the journey home and your mobiles will be switched off too.

Pack some games. If the weather’s lovely there’s nothing better than a game of rounders or cricket to keep everyone entertained, so ensure the bats and balls are all packed. Remember, the British weather isn’t always so kind, so don’t forget a pack of cards, travel-size Connect 4, or a host of ideas for little ones to do, such as ‘Murder in the Dark’ and charades.

Make it memorable. Glamping is camping with a difference, so don’t hold back! Pack the bunting, fairy lights and bring your favourite cushions and a few luxuries. These little extras will soon make your tent a home from home.

Chilly evenings. A glamping experience is 24-7 and it can get very chilly at night, especially in big open tents. So don’t forget to pack lots of blankets. Blankets are also ideal for popping round your shoulders around a firepit, sharing stories and telling jokes under the stars until bedtime.